Grateful Dead Live at Curtis Hixon Convention Hall on 1973-12-19
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Audience; MAC>PCM>Cassette>CD; Seeded to etree by Scott Clugston; Note- Parts of this show appear on DP1; go
- 2004-04-06 09:38:52
- Tampa, FL
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Dan McDonald
Subject: sugar shack?
Anyway, great show and AUDs from the wall of sound are always worth it.
Subject: "And We Bid You Goodnight, 1973"
The aforementioned HCS is truly epic, and along with the versions played on 12/6, 11/30, 11/17 and 2/23/74, ranks among the very best. The last show of December is not actually an all around spectacular show, all told. Much of the first set is dialed in, save for the “Playin’”, and this version, while good, is nowhere near the best of the year. (For superlative stand alone versions look to the month of February, 3/16, 5/26, 7/1 & 10/19.) The Second set, per usual, offers up more interesting sonic goods. The segue-wave involving “Truckin’->Nobody’s Fault But Min->Jam->Other One->Jam” is the undisputed highlight. The “Truckin’” itself is pretty uneventful, but the “Nobody’s Fault” is remarkable (best version of the year, imho), and the jam that is segues into is worth a listen or three. The “Other One” that follows is very lean, clocking in at under two minutes (Phil Lesh disallowed the inclusion of his bass solo before this night was released), then segues into one of the greatest “insect fear” meltdown jams of the 73/74 era. The jarring, yet thrilling waves of electronic crescendos hint at the upcoming “Seastones” section that would later grace or plague (depending on your tastes) summer and fall ’74 shows.
Subject: Funky TLEO!!!
Subject: Funny story...
Hundreds of shows and a few years later this is still one of my favorite Half Steps and still the only Half Step i've heard where the band forgoes "the Rio Grand" for a beautiful fade into the sunset instead.
Love this show.
Subject: Epic Show. Tape Sounds Damaged
Band is letter perfect in execution. Songs are full of flavor and enthusiastically dispatched.
Even though the recording is flawed, the show is an all-timer, for sure.
Better than the DP because it is the full show. GDP had a stick up their ass about issuing a 3 cd set and truncated this epic show.
Very thankful for responsible parties who posted and hosted this great, great concert.
Subject: I saw these shows
Subject: Only if you want to skip DP1.
I give it a five because of the performance, not the quality of the recording.
Subject: Whatta show!
The Playin is great, and the jam is just excellent-fine contrasts of racy jazzy jams and wild, over the top space meltdowns. I used this listenable but rough aud to patch in what was edited out of Dix Pix 1, such a strange choice for the first, but soo good. While I admit star ratings, my own included, are often overrated, this show is without a doubt a 5. This show should be in anyone's top 5 of 1973.
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